Wednesday, Jul. 21, 2004
Here's how I see it. We can all sit around with our thumbs up our asses – as most of the world's governments and the United Nations seems to be doing – or we can do something.
I vote we do something.
I'm talking about the crisis in Darfur in the west of Sudan. More than a million people, the majority of them women and children, have been driven from their homes. Starvation isn't a possibility, it's a reality.
We can sit by and make sympathetic sounds, try to brush the ugly images from the news out of our consciousness, or we can do something.
Here is a partial list of some of the non-government organizations who are on the ground there doing something. For convenience sake let's call them:
Why not pick one and donate the price of a pizza to them? If none of these appeal you, do a Google search on the words "Sudan relief appeals"—you'll find others. Care Canada got the equivalent of a large pepperoni, green pepper, mushroom and black olive pie from me tonight. If you can't swing a whole pizza, please give the equivalent of a few slices.
Most of us have been blessed enough never to know true hunger.
Why not spread that blessing around?
P.S.—Here's a tacky graphic if you have donated and want to get the idea out. Please host it on your site if you can. If any of you can do something spiffier, I would be much obliged. No need to link back to my diary, just mention the idea and link to the NGO's (non-government organizations) aka The People Who Have Taken Their Thumbs Out of Their Asses, the people who are on the ground helping in the Sudan. We can make a difference.
Oh man. This is going to be hard
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